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More than 24,000 people in Gambia living with HIV

ABUJA, Nigeria More than 24,000 people in the West African country of Gambia are living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), an official said Tuesday.  In a statement, Alpha Khan, deputy...

4.1M people in Somalia need urgent aid amid worst drought in decades: UN

GENEVA Three Horn of Africa countries are facing the worst drought in recent history, with 4.1 million people in Somalia in need of urgent humanitarian food assistance, the United Nations...

UN chief urges Libyan rivals to prioritize country’s stability

ANKARA  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on rival Libyan sides to prioritize the stability of their country. In a statement, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the UN chief called on...

Morocco rescues 256 migrants in Mediterranean, Atlantic

FES, Morocco  Moroccan Coast Guard units rescued at least 256 irregular migrants in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean from Feb. 5-8, a local news agency said Tuesday. The migrants, most...

African Union summit reverses decision on Israel’s observer status

ALGIERS, Algeria The African Union summit has cancelled a decision to grant Israel an observer status in the pan-African organization, an Algerian source said on Sunday. Algeria is participating in the...

State news agency says Moroccan boy trapped in well died before rescue

RABAT, Morocco A five-year Moroccan child trapped in a well in northern Morocco for days died before rescuers reached him, the state news agency reported on Sunday. Rescuers managed to reach...

Moroccan boy dies after being rescued from 32-meter deep well: Royal Court

RABAT, Morocco Morocco’s Royal Court confirmed late Saturday the death of a 5-year-old boy who was stuck for five days in a well in a village in northern Morocco. A statement...

Rescuers inch closer to Moroccan child stuck in well

RABAT, Morocco Moroccan rescuers have edged less than three meters close to rescuing a 5-year-old child stuck for days in a well in a village north of Morocco, according to...

US urges Uganda to stop torturing citizens

KAMPALA, Uganda  The US mission in Uganda issued a statement Friday condemning recurring accounts of forced disappearance, arbitrary detention and the use of physical and mental torture of citizens by...

Ugandan president warns against 'insulting' armed forces

KAMPALA, Uganda  Uganda's president on Friday warned people against "insulting" the country's security forces, saying that doing so would be a way of "provoking" them.  "If you insult me, we fight....

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Turkish president, UN chief discuss ways to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

ANKARA The Turkish president and UN secretary-general on Monday spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine...

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Russia becomes China’s largest oil supplier

ANKARA Russia has surpassed Saudi Arabia to become China's largest oil supplier, as refiners bought up Russian crude oil offered at a huge discount...

EU, Egypt agree on partnership priorities until 2027

BRUSSELS The EU and Egypt have agreed on the partnership priorities guiding their relationship until 2027. The Association Council of the European Union and Egypt...

Syria's Tal Rifat surrounded with tunnels by YPG/PKK terrorists

TAL RIFAT, Syria / ANKARA The YPG/PKK terror group is using a sophisticated network of tunnels in the Tal Rifat district in northern Syria to...